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Year 5 Trip to The Cutty Sark

This event will take place on 01/07/2024

KS2 Science on Board

Explore this Victorian clipper ship and investigate the science involved in making a successful cargo voyage. During the session, schools will visit each level of the ship and discover its history and design. On the main deck, students will have a unique opportunity to move part of the ship which demonstrates how forces work on board (moving either the capstan or the yard arm) The students then make their own all-important winch or pulley.

Pupils will:

  • gain a basic understanding of the ship’s history, including its destinations
  • understand how forces work on board a cargo ship
  • discover the reason for the design of the ship and materials used
  • make a winch or a pulley